Thursday, July 5, 2018

For Blogger users!!

For all my friends who use Blogger...
  • If you moderate comments and aren't getting email notices
  • If you marked to be notified of any new comments and aren't getting the email notices
  • If you email a copy of the blog (up to 10 addresses) to friends and they aren't getting them
This has been an issue since the GDPR regulations went into effect. There have been hundreds on posts on the Blogger help forum with no real resolution. Blogger needed to put a procedure into place that allowed folks to renew their subscription requests (and yes, that is what they are calling our asking for, on our own blogs, emails about comments).

So how to fix it? I've done this on all our blogs and it's now working again. Several friends on Facebook did as well. Here is what we did...
For anyone using Blogger: if you haven't been receiving email notification of blog comments this is how to fix the issue.

For anyone using Blogger: if you haven't been receiving email notification of blog comments this is how to fix the issue.
  1. Go into Blogger - Settings - Email
  2. Delete your email address in the box for comment notification
  4. Add your email back and click SAVE SETTINGS
You should receive an email where you confirm that you want to subscribe to receive email  notifications of comments.

If you use any comment moderation, you need to repeat the same steps under Settings - Posts, Comments, Sharing

AND, if you have been using the Email Post To (under Settings - Email), you need to copy the addresses, delete, SAVE SETTINGS, paste them back and SAVE SETTINGS. The recipients will receive an email where they can authorize receiving the posts.

Hope this helps!!


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    1. Hopefully it helps someone...I know it fixed all my blogs with the issue.

  2. If you were able to find a solution, why—with all its money and savvy staff—hasn't Google?

    An extremely important feature becomes inoperable and all they can say is that they are "working on it". Really?

    1. I figured this out from various notes people had made. No idea why Google can't publish a how-to article to solve this. Sad...

  3. Thank you for posting this solution which does indeed work in terms of me once again receiving e-mail notifications when my readers post comments to my blog.

    HOWEVER, I am still uncertain if this issue ONLY impacted the “blog-er”. What about the “blog-ee”, i.e. the people who have subscribed to my blog? Is some action required on their part in order to receive e-mail notification of my new blog postings?? Since the number of ‘hits’ to my blog have plunged over the past several weeks, I wonder if it MIGHT be due to my subscribers no longer receiving notifications of my new blog postings??


    1. I wish I knew about those who subscribed. I guess I need to blog another post, letting them know if they haven't been receiving notification, they should unsubscribe and resubscribe. Sigh...

  4. I hadn't noticed I wasn't getting notifications of comments until I saw it stated on a blog somewhere. But honestly, I'm in my blog often enough, I'm happy not to get them anymore.

    1. With six blogs, I like getting the notifications. I can leave them in my inbox until I get time to reply. Plus, all my blog comments are on moderation for posts over two weeks old. Those tend to be spam most of the time.

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  6. I tried your solution and it works on my blog, so thanks for your help!